Former UFC fighter Spike Carlyle will return to LFA programming on March 26th, fighting Batsumberel Dagvadorj in a three-round fight at LFA 103. The fight headlines what is currently expected to be an eight-bout card from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA.
Carlyle will be competing for the first time after a three-fight run in the UFC last year. While his UFC career started hot with a finish win against Aalon Cruz, he went on to lose decisions to Billy Quarantillo and Bill Algeo before being cut by the promotion.
He now faces Dagvadorj, who is returning after losing a damaging, back-and-forth championship fight against Maycon Mendonca in December. The five-round fight was Dagvadorj’s first pro loss.
Former LFA Champ Returns Against Arceo
Former LFA Strawweight Champion Vanessa Demopoulos will attempt to return to the win column with a fight against Cynthia Arceo. Demopoulos had a busy 2020 that saw her compete four times.
Demopoulos became the first LFA Strawweight Champion in July, submitting Sam Hughes with a triangle choke in the fourth round. She has lost two fights since then, dropping a bout on “Dana White’s Contender Series” and losing her title to Lupita Godinez in a majority decision fight.
Arceo will be making her LFA debut in the fight. She is joining the promotion after losing a decision to now-UFC fighter Mallory Martin in Invicta FC last year.
The card also sees the return of rising LFA talent like Fernie Garcia and Josh Quinlan. Here is how the full card looks currently.
Main Card (9:00PM EDT / 8:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 8: Spike Carlyle (9-3) vs. Batsumberel Dagvadorj (7-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Vanessa Demopoulos (5-3) vs. Cynthia Arceo (5-2-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Abdul Kareem Al-Selwady (10-3) vs. Jake Sebastian (6-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Fernie Garcia (8-1) vs. Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (4-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Rodney Kealohi (5-1) vs. Juancamilo Ronderos (4-0) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Josh Quinlan (4-0) vs. Dallas Jennings (3-1) (Welterweight)
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Bout 2: Jacobi Jones (0-0) vs. Cameron Ansel (0-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Giovanna Canuto (0-0) vs. Amanda Borg (0-5) (Strawweight)